Thailand, Traveling, and Geographical Freedom

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
— J.M. Barrie
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Going to Thailand this year was unimaginable to me a year ago. I'd always wanted to travel as a part of my adult lifestyle, but I didn't realize how much I truly craved geographical freedom. I often felt very claustrophobic in LA and in undergrad, knowing that I was tied to the city I was in for years.

Last year, I lost an apartment. My SIXTH apartment in three years to be exact. It could have been overwhelming, but instead, I asked myself, "How do I want to go forward, since what I'm doing isn't working or making me particularly happy?"

 It can be hard to imagine how to live outside of certain parts of life's supposed parameters, whatever we might wish were different for us. But I think what I've learned is just that- to imagine, to freely create in my mind what it is I might want to experience, how it is that I might want to experience something, and to open up to the possibility in every way I can.

Our ability to manifest is huge. Just in the past week, about ten things in my life have appeared or worked out almost magically. Things that had been frustrating me and my efforts to move forward found solutions. Shifts that I didn't even know were available to me began to move into place.

I think my week went beautifully for multiple reasons, but one was that I held an intention for it to be so. I chose what I wanted, and I wrote my intentions down. I didn't return to look at them until I started realizing that they were all happening, each sliding into place or magically appearing in front of me.

So how can we trigger more of what we actually want?

This week, I'd like to invite you to consider how you might want to live differently. What is something that you find yourself frequently wishing you could do, or not do? Maybe you just want to be alone for an hour before bed to do yoga and relax your nervous system. Maybe it's bigger than that, and you're tired of the long drive to work. Whatever it is, open up your mind a bit to the possibility of change, of a shift coming in. Shifts can be slow, but use your imagination, and let it guide the opening up of possibilities for you.

And for those of you that say now or nothing, listen up. Slow and steady change is ten times better than living in a way you don't really want to, day after day and year after year. 

Geographical freedom is what's important to me. Having time to take care of myself so that I can do my work well and be my very best self for those in my life is important to me. Think about what's important to you.

And then imagine how you might open up more room for it.

<3 Tara